Scorpio for this week:
Most intelligent people realize that global warming is underway. This awakening is good, but I’m worried that it may be diverting attention from a more profound crisis: the Mass Extinction Event that’s killing off animal and plant species at a pace unmatched since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. While 87 percent of the population knows about global warming, less than five percent realize this bigger tragedy is unfolding. And that’s crazy. The prospect of there being future draughts, rising ocean levels, and savage weather is daunting, but the far more devastating fact is that Earth’s precious eco-diversity is dying now — not just from global warming, but from pollution and a host of other mischief caused by humans. Our species is killing off thousands of creatures and plants that have shared the planet with us for millennia. The precipitous loss of frogs and bees alone suggests that we should be staging regular rituals of grieving, with symbolic million-mourner funeral processions. And what does this have to do with your horoscope, I mean besides it being a call to expand your understanding of our planet’s environmental crisis? This: The scenario I’ve described is a metaphor for your personal life. What important issue might you be obsessing on in a way that blinds you to an even more all-encompassing issue? (P.S. For more information about the Mass Extinction Event, check out the website of my friend David Ulansey.)
Oh wow, he went off the deep end. Say it ain’t so! But, to the part not dealing with his metaphor, there are a couple of issues that I’m obsessing over. One is not so blinding, outside of the overwhelming amount of happiness it brings me, the other is not so happy and slightly blinding, because it was an immediate note that slapped me in the face when confronted with it. The obesession is finding a means to deal with it and make it an issue that is null and void.
With that said – I’m curious, why is it, that there’s only a small minority of guys who are capable of carrying on a purely platonic relationship with females? And even so, with the ones who are willing to recognize those relationships (which is greater than that small minority), why does it boil down with the need to slap them down till they get the idea that nothing, physical or deeply emotional will come from that friendship? I’m just not getting it. Anyone care to try and explain this?